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Friday, October 24, 2003

Some background on recent applications: Page 89, New World Vistas, Air and Space Power for the 21st Century, Ancillary Volume, unattributed article, 1996.

New Vistas in Sublethal Warfare

It would also appear possible to create high fidelity speech in the human body...
When a high power microwave pulse in the gigahertz range strikes the human body, a very small temperature perturbation occurs. This is associated with a sudden expansion of the slightly heated tissue. This expansion is fast enough to produce an acoustic wave. If a pulse stream is used, it should be possible to create an internal acoustic field in the 5-15 kilohertz range, which is audible. Thus, it may be possible to "talk" to selected adversaries in a fashion that would be most disturbing to them.

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